Whitehall High School softball players Lindsey Gawrys, Madison Cunningham, and Abbey Reese are some of the newcomers to Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team.
Lehigh Valley, whose head coach is Zephyrs head coach Blake Morgan, had their first practice on Sunday when the 15 players also had the opportunity to get to know each other better.
Good Shepherd Pediatrics is partnering with Lehigh Valley United to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children with additional needs to learn the sport of soccer when they host a free Good Shepherd Pediatrics Soccer Clinic at the FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks this June. The clinic, for ages 5-18, will take place June 20 at 2 p.m., and is open to the first 25 individuals who register at www.lvsoccerfest.com.
The Whitehall softball team clinched their first state playoff berth since 2009 with a dramatic 8-6 win over second seed Northampton in the District XI playoffs.
The game was postponed three times due to rain. The first two delays pushed the start from Tuesday until Thursday and the third postponement forced the game to be concluded on Friday.
Abby Vivian scored the first run of the game in the top of the third when she walked, stole second, advanced to third on a single by Rachel Arner, and scored on a Northampton error.
With the next-man-up mentality as its mantra this week, injury-stricken Bethlehem Steel FC took on New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park, falling 4-0 against the club rivals.
You might call Bryson Stott a ‘Pig in the making.’
The UNLV shortstop was drafted by the Phillies with the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, which got underway Monday night. It’s the third year in a row that the Phillies have selected a college position player in the first round.
While the deer hunting season closed in January, it doesn’t have to end if you take to the woods and fields in search of antler sheds.
According to Pennsylvania resident Bob Foulkrod, a RedHead Pro Hunting Team member, outdoor TV personality and outdoor writer, “From a practical standpoint, hunting sheds is a tremendous aid in hunting the deer that grew them. Finding shed antlers in your hunting area in late January and into February and March, can tell you a great deal about the number and quality of bucks you are likely to see during next hunting season.”
Whitehall’s march to a state volleyball championship was halted last Saturday after a valiant comeback bid in which they erased an 0-2 deficit fell just short in the fifth set against Northeastern High School.
Their quarterfinal match pitted them against the Bobcats from District 3 who came in as the district’s second seed, losing to Central York in the finals. They had moved up a classification and were owners of a hefty championship résumé in 2A, winners of the six consecutive state championships.
Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Brenna Magliochetti was named the District XI Tennis Female Scholar Athlete winner at the 20th annual banquet last Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Bethlehem.
Magliochetti tied with Easton’s Elissa Jacobs, who played one singles for the Red Rovers. It was the first time in the history of the banquet there was a tie. The male scholar athlete winner was Parkland’s Matthew Liu. (More on Liu and Jacobs in this week’s Parkland Press).
In the 64th Lehigh Valley Dart Championship Series we find both league champions coming from the same church as Salem Lutheran (Suburban League) and Holy Trinity (City League) merged into one church called Star of Bethlehem.
In the Battle of Stars it was the Suburban League coming out on top over the City League 3 games to 2.
For Star of Bethlehem (Salem Lutheran) it’s their 18th Lehigh Valley Championship.
Battling a team full of Division 1 college recruits, Whitehall fell behind early and their late rally was a little too little to battle all the way back. The end result was that the Zephyrs dropped a 6-4 game to Blue Mountain in the District 11 finals, settling for silver medals instead of gold.